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Installing child safety seats

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Troy Little and Nancy Cole awarded placements

The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts (PEICA) and the City of Summerside have announced the awarding of the first two PACE Self-Directed Artist Residencies, to graphic artist Troy Little and textile artist Nancy Cole.

Troy Little will be the artist-in-residence for the first period, July–August. Little is one of the Island’s most successful graphic artists, with three novels under his belt, one of which, Angora Napkin, was nominated for an Eisner Award (the comic book equivalent to the Oscars). During his PACE residency, he plans to begin development on his fourth graphic novel. He also relishes the opportunity to interact with the public. “I can imagine lining the wall with comic art (and process art), having my cartoon available for viewing and my books available for reading…while the public can interact with me directly on any subject that sparks their interest.” He also says he would love to have members of the people come in for a comic jam or even a 24-hour comic event.

Visual artist Nancy Cole will be in residence for the second period, September–October. Cole is an emerging professional textile artist whose main focus is quilting. Her practice has evolved into contemporary and concept-based art pieces based on the notions of quilting and other traditional textile techniques. Her PACE residency will center on Seven, a collaborative art project that involves area youth as well as demonstrations and open quilting sessions. Her vision is “to create a large silk, transparent quilted textile that reflects cursively written words for the favourite food of our youth as well as making a point that one seventh, or one billon of the seven billion on earth, go hungry.”

Darrin White, Executive Director of the PEICA, says that he was quite impressed with the quality of the applications in this first year of the PACE program.

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